Researchers in Borneo captured the first footage ever of the alleged vampire squirrel.
According to Popular Science, the tufted ground squirrel has a thirst for blood unlike any other squirrel.
A trail camera was able to capture footage of the “vampire” squirrel for the first time ever. Take a look at this rare squirrel.
According to local legend, the vampire squirrel sits in trees waiting to jump on unsuspecting deer to attack and drink their blood. However, there is no documented proof of these squirrels actually being that vicious.
Although this video doesn’t seem shocking or groundbreaking, it actually is. The “vampire” squirrel has revealed itself to humans as they are invading the area.
The only encounters prior to this offered blurry photographs. The video is a big step in learning more about this very unique species.
Researchers from the University of Michigan and Victoria University have teamed together to study the ecology of the area. They were pleasantly surprised to find the first documented footage of the elusive “bloodthirsty” squirrel.